Current Work

Art

In April 2022, Matthew will be directing Art in Brussels for the SHAPE Theatre. 

Matthew will be serving as the project producer for the Liliesleaf Trust UK’s Anti Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning’s Anti-Apartheid, Now Commission.

PROJEKT ENCOUNTER

 From March to July 2022, Matthew will be devising a show with PROJEKT EUROPA at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In July 2022, Matthew will be directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Canterbury Shakespeare Festival.

The Rivonia Trial Tribunal Play

Matthew is in the early developmental stages of a first draft of a tribunal play based on the Rivonia Trial court transcripts to be premiered in October 2023 as part of the 60th Anniversary of the start of the trial.

Referred to as “the trial that changed South Africa, ”in Oct 1963, opponents of Apartheid including Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki & Walter Sisulu went on trial for sabotage.

Ethical Leadership Workshops based on The Robben Island Shakespeare

Through the words of William Shakespeare & former South African political prisoners, the aim of the workshop is to inspire  participants to create a pathway to ethical leadership. 

Tupumue

Billy’s Day Out [Tupumue]

TUPUMUE, or let’s breathe in Swahili, is a partnership between LSTM and the Kenya Medical Research Institute and is jointly funded by the National Research Foundation of Kenya and the Medical Research Council of the UK.

Matthew serves as a theatre for development specialist in this project.

The Robben Island Shakespeare

During the Apartheid years in South Africa, a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare was smuggled around the prison on Robben Island.

Matthew’s first play, The Robben Island Shakespeare, is based on this book and primary interviews conducted in 2008 & 2010.